The Jiansanjiang Four Lawyers had Multiple Ribs Broken
Human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong who was detained and
beaten in Jiansanjiang for visiting Falun Gong practitioners
in black jail was diagnosed in Tianjin hospital on April 22
with eight broken ribs.
Jiang Tianyong was being monitored by Beijing state security
after being released from Jiansanjiang black jail. His phone
was tampered with.
He went to the hospital followed by the police and the hospital
examination showed everything is normal.
Because of pain, Jiang Tianyong went to Tianjin hospital on
April 18 for another CT scan.
On April 22 the result came back showing eight rib fractures.
Jiansanjiang detained four lawyers. Between them they
have numerous broken ribs.
Tang Jitian had 10 ribs broken, Jiang Tianyong had 8 broken,
3 for Wang Cheng and 3 for Zhang Junjie.
Police Prevented Human Rights Lawyers Meeting
the German Vice-Chancellor
German Vice-Chancellor Gabriel planned to meet Chinese
human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping in Beijing on April 23.
However, Mo Shaoping told the media that Beijing police
prevented him going to the meeting.
Mo Shaoping said he got the invitation at 9am. The police
came to his law firm at 11am to tell him he was not allowed
to meet Deputy Prime Minister.
They said that, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Beijing
Municipal Public Security Bureau and Public Security system
were very upset at his meeting with German Foreign Minister
Steinmeier last week.
Two Activists Missing For Providing Help to The Strikers
On April 23, the Dongguan Yue Yuen Shoe Factory strike by
tens of thousands of workers is still continuing.
Shenzhen labor activists Zhang Zhiru and Lin Dong who were
providing consulting for the strikers were subpoenaed by
Dongguan security and have been missing for 30 hours.
Zhang Zhiru’s wife thinks they may
have been detained by the police.
Zhang Zhiru is the manager of Shenzhen Chunfeng Labor
Disputes Services Center.
He provides consulting services to migrant workers.
He and his colleague Lin Dong entered Yue Yuen Shoe Factory
after the strike reached 4 days to tell workers how to bargain
collectively with employers and warn them not to use violence
to achieve their ends.
Hong Kong Business Professionals Demand
Universal Suffrage In Open Letter
On April 23, 70 financial professionals in Hong Kong issued
an open letter requesting the Chinese leaders to fulfill the
China-UK joint statement and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s
The open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Zhang
Xiaoming, director of Beijing’s Liaison Office, presented a
10-point request list.
The Chinese version of the letter was published in Hong
Kong’s Apple Daily using the entire ad layout.
The English version will be published
in the British Financial Times.
Satisfaction of Hong Kong Press Freedom Falls to New Low
The Hong Kong University Public Opinion Program released
the latest poll on April 22 showing that Hong Kong peoples’
satisfaction with press freedom fell to its lowest point
since the 1997 sovereignty transfer.